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Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-11-10)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-11-10)

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in the title of this document.

Deploy notes indicate notable changes in the deploy.

Fixed bugs are located in Known Issues. For related issues resolved in this deploy, view the 2021-11-10 Known Issues tag.

 

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Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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People

Profiles Reporting Interface Updates


Discussion about this feature is welcome in
Releases Q&A: 2021-11-10 People (Profiles Reporting) 


Summary

When Profiles is enabled, the process for reporting profile pictures has been adjusted so that profile pictures are no longer clickable.

Change Benefit

This change prevents users from accidentally reporting profile pictures in the Profiles page.

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Feature Workflow

When an institution has enabled the Profiles feature and profile pictures (avatars), user profile photos are no longer clickable. 

When students view another user’s profile information, the link next to the user’s photo displays as the Report Profile Picture link. Selecting this link notifies the Canvas admin about the image, the image will be removed, and text displays next to the image: This image has been reported

Profiles Picture Interface UpdateProfiles Picture Interface Update

When an instructor views a user’s profile information, the link next to the user’s photo displays as the Remove Avatar Picture link, which can be selected to remove the profile picture. When the link is selected, the image will be removed.

Additional Details

To display profile pictures, the User Avatars feature must be enabled in Account Settings by a Canvas admin.

To display profile pages, the Enable Profiles feature must be enabled in Account Settings by a Canvas Customer Success Manager.

For admins, reported profile pictures can be reviewed in the account-level People page. In the Settings menu, the Manage Profile Picture link displays all reported profile pictures.

 

Feature Previews

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Improved Outcomes Management

Group Imports


The Improved Outcomes Management feature provides admins and instructors with improved outcomes creation, navigation, search and import experiences. Full details can be found in the
Canvas Feature Previews page.

Discussion about this feature is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-11-10 Outcomes (Group Imports)


Summary

Outcomes can be added to an outcomes group.

Change Benefit

This change allows outcomes to be added directly to a group instead of having to be added to the account and moved to the group.

Affected User Roles

Admins, Instructors

Feature Workflow

When an outcomes group is viewed, the group name includes a Settings menu that includes the Add Outcomes link. Selecting this link displays the Add Outcomes window, and any outcomes selected are added directly to the group.

 

Outcome Groups Add Outcomes LinkOutcome Groups Add Outcomes Link

 

 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2021-10-29 Published Deploy Notes

 

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